Wednesday, February 2, 2011


   WBAdmin is a command-line utility built into Microsoft’s latest Windows operating systems: Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 as well as Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The command is used to perform backups and restores of operating systems, drive volumes, files, folders, and applications from a command-line interface.
   WBAdmin replaces the previous Microsoft Windows Backup command-line utility, NTBackup, which came built into earlier versions of Microsoft Windows: Windows NT, 2000, XP, and 2003. WBAdmin is essentially the command-line version of the backup applications that come with the new versions of Microsoft Windows: Complete PC Backup on Windows Vista and Windows Server Backup on Windows Server 2008.
   System administrators use WBAdmin in scripts to schedule and automate backup and restore operations, as well as to overcome some of the limitations inherent in Complete PC Backup and Windows Server Backup.
   WBAdmin includes several command-line switches, but a number of these commands have been disabled in Windows Vista, and are only available in Windows Server 2008.

Note: You must run wbadmin from an elevated command prompt. (To open an elevated command prompt, click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.)

   With WBAdmin’s block-level backup technology, Microsoft provides users with a high performance, flexible and integrated backup utility that is more scalable than Microsoft’s previous command-line backup utility, NTBackup.


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